Nashoba Brooks Welcomes Board of Visitors and Board of Trustees to Campus for Visiting Morning
This year’s Annual Meeting of the Nashoba Brooks School Board of Visitors and Board of Trustees Visiting Morning took place on Thursday, April 5, 2018.
It was a wonderful morning with this extraordinary group of friends, visionaries, and stewards of Nashoba Brooks School. We participated in a variety of activities beginning with a welcome from Board of Visitors Chair John McClellan followed by a State of the School presentation by Head of School Danielle Heard.
Danielle introduced Executive Director of Marketing & Communications Colette Porter, who spoke about the School’s use of social media and the increases in traffic we have experienced in recent months. Colette encouraged everyone to “like” the Nashoba Brooks posts on social media and shared the attached “how to” sheet to facilitate participation.
Jennifer Craig spoke about Planned Giving and the “Gladys Brooks Society.” This is a new initiative for the School that provides our donors with yet more choices and opportunities for their support.
Following the presentations, attendees had an opportunity to engage with students. Speech Team Coach and Drama Assistant Hannah Flint ‘97, along with two Grade 7 students, explained how their inter-scholastic improvisation competitions work and demonstrated how they prepare and deliver their speeches. They were beyond impressive. Grade 2 students enthusiastically recited poetry, and six Grade 3 students proudly shared their “everyday heroes” projects.
The morning concluded with a design thinking exercise presented by Dewing Schmid Kearns Architects and Planners. After explaining how design thinking works, Tom Kearns invited guests to participate in an exercise with a focus on the following three prompts:
How can Nashoba Brooks School continue to provide educational experiences that prepare students for the 21st century?
What portfolio of built environments enable the desired learning outcomes for students?
What is the secret sauce that will attract the best teaching and administrative employees to Nashoba Brooks School?
It was an inspiring morning and we look forward to welcoming our Board of Visitor members back to campus soon.
On Tuesday, June 4, members of the Nashoba Brooks community came to campus In celebration of Merry Long and her 40 years at Nashoba Brooks School. It was a pleasure to welcome back many familiar faces, past and present, which included current and past parents, alumni, employees, friends, and family.
Throughout April and May, Nashoba Brooks School students in Grades 2 through 5 volunteered their time to the read for Seeds fundraiser at Gaining Ground, a non-profit organic farm in Concord that helps those in need by donating all of their produce to meal programs and food pantries in the area.
On Saturday, May 19, the Nashoba Brooks School track and field team had a successful and winning meet at the Hillside School in Marlborough. Six runners from Nashoba Brooks had outstanding accomplishments.
Under the direction of Nashoba Brooks School employees, Lisa Stanley, art teacher, and, Kendra Aber-Ferri, library director and transliteracy integration specialist, Grade 8 students picked historic events that occurred during their lifetime, researched the event, and presented the rationale behind why the event needed to be memorialized
Rachel Simmons, best-selling author of Enough As She Is and Odd Girl Out, visited Nashoba Brooks School on Thursday night, February 7, for a raw and candid conversation on the challenges and mounting pressures facing adolescent girls and young women today.
The magnificent and colorful works of shark art lining the hallways of Grade 3 (a project led by art teacher Kara Angeloni-Williams) gives only a brief, but artistic, glimpse into all that transpired in a two-month unit of study on sharks.
In October 2017, Nashoba Brooks Alum Meghan Spring (‘90) became the youngest appointed judge in Massachusetts after Governor Charlie Baker nominated her to serve as Associate Justice in the Middlesex Probate and Family Court.
Culminating their integrated classroom unit on nighttime, Kindergarten students and their families gathered at Nashoba Brooks School for Kindergarten Night Magic, a beloved decades-long School tradition and an important part of the Kindergarten curriculum.